On Tuesday we discussed the octave—the eight days of rejoicing that constitute our Easter and Christmas commemorations. We will continue celebrating the Easter octave all through this week.
But does our Easter celebration end there? Is it all over once the octave concludes?
The resounding answer is: No!
The season of Easter continues on for a full fifty days, up through the feast of Pentecost (which is June 5th this year). Easter is the most important feast in the liturgical calendar, and it only makes sense that the Church should celebrate not just a feast, not just an octave, but a whole season in honor of Our Lord’s Resurrection.
Within these fifty days we celebrate some important feasts: Divine Mercy Sunday (that’s this coming Sunday), the Feast of the Ascension (in most places, the Sunday before Pentecost), and finally, Pentecost itself, the birthday of the Church!
So don’t wind down your celebrations yet. We’ve got seven weeks of joy ahead of us.
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